Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) is Vermont’s only specialty and 24/7 emergency veterinary hospital. Our hospital provides experienced doctors, advanced procedures, and state-of-the-art medical equipment. Veterinary specialists are available for advanced diagnostics and treatments. We offer advanced procedures including but not limited to MRI, ultrasound, CT Scans, radioiodine (131I) therapy, rhinoscopy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. We are the only hospital in Chittenden County with a veterinarian and technician on premise 24/7 so your pet will never be left alone. Our board-certified internal medicine, surgery and dental specialists are available by appointment Monday through Friday 8AM–5PM.
A group of local veterinarians came together in late 1999 to form Veterinary Emergency Services (VES), a part-time veterinary emergency service for about twelve veterinary hospitals in the Greater Burlington region, which expanded into the mainstay emergency service on weekends for over twenty-five veterinary hospitals in the Champlain Valley. Initially operating only on weekends, VES rapidly expanded th...eir client base to provide services not only to their founding members, but also to more than forty other practices who had referred cases to them over the years.
Over the first four years, the business outgrew the facility, the costs of operations changed dramatically, and the energy and resources to develop an independent facility was not available to the group, most of whom were already arduously practicing veterinary medicine or busy running their own practices. Thus, in the latter months of 2004, the new Burlington Emergency Veterinary Services (BEVS) was born.
The Burlington Emergency Veterinary Services moved into a new larger facility and opened in July of 2005. BEVS has operated during all hours when local veterinarians are typically not available: weeknights from 5PM until 8AM and weekends from 5PM Friday until 8 AM Monday morning.
We have once again outgrown our facility and have opened our new bright, ultramodern facility in March 2019 – with over 17,000 square feet and 12 exam rooms.